I enjoyed reading this novella because it caused me to think about fate and choices and how very different belief in them are. It was interesting to read a story that for once did not have that much action, but instead, pages that caused me to think. This, however is also the same reason that I dislike the book, as almost nothing happens in beginning, and all of a sudden, at the end, people die, and houses get burned down, and you don't get much time to understand what the author wanted you to take away. During the course of chapter 1, Steinbeck describes in extreme detail, Kino's life, while in Chapter 6, he suddenly, and in very little detail, describes how Coyotito dies, and how Kino kills a man.This was very different from the beginning of the story.
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